Madrid, Spain

Madrid Spain

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR, Photoshop

I had a day last summer to enjoy Madrid, Spain.  It was my first visit to this country.  I stayed in the middle of the city and walked around for an hour enjoying the sights.  I then took a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.  It is a beautiful little city.  As it was a Sunday and there was a city-wide event going on – they closed off most of the streets for live music and sporting events.  It was nice to see everyone walking around enjoying life.  I had wanted to take a picture of the famous Madrid Post office, but most of it was covered by a big stage.  It still was very impressive!   Here is a picture of it with a little cool photoshop effect added to it using Color Efex Pro 3 (Nik Software). 

Lots to see and way too much for one afternoon.  I would enjoy visiting again.  The food and atmosphere was great and the Spanish people were so nice!   Some great places to visit in Madrid are Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, Prado Museum and the Post office (above pic).   I really wanted to get a nite shot of the Post office….hopefully on my next visit!    This is one place I would enjoy exploring again!   Maybe I’ll get a chance later this year?